ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Thomas Yalden
Sarah Fyge Egerton
, "To Mr. Yalden, on his Temple of Fame, Extempore" Egerton, Poems on Several Occasions (1703) 110.
Rev. Thomas Yalden:
1699: Charles Hopkins
1703: Sarah Fyge Egerton
1707: Thomas Tickell
1780: John Nichols
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1807: Robert Southey
Sarah Fyge Egerton:
1700: John Dryden
1703: Nahum Tate
1703: Rev. Thomas Yalden
Had Glo'ester liv'd, and made his Actions shine,
With the united Glories of his Line,
He'd less Immortal been than in these lays of thine.
Not only Royal Tears adorn his Urn,
But you have taught the Subjects all to mourn:
Your melting Lines, make conscious Passion vent
More solemn Griefs, than common Nature meant.
Soft are thy strains as his once moving Tongue,
Fond Venus lose was less divinely Sung;
Amintor, Colin, young Alexis too,
Justly resign the Prize, to mightier you.
The weeping Nymphs, all throw their Cypress down,
With eager Hands wreath your victorious Crown;
You from your self superior Honours give,
Since they but lye, where you'll for ever live.